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Old 01 March 2012, 16:04   #11
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measuring done !

Whole rig is 450cm ....

boat itself is 4.05 with about 5cm of engine sticking out the back of the tubes , and the drawbar is 40cm out the front.

I did ask BHG to make it as short as possible and it has no fancy gadgets to shorten it.

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Old 01 March 2012, 16:42   #12
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Hi Guys,

I am new to boating, I am a bit of a petrol head as far as owning 8 different Honda Type R,s since I was 17, I am now 25
I daren't ask why! crashed, blown up, stolen......

Based on that type of car, I guess speed/acceleration is your bag. An overpowered SR4 sounds like your best choice!!

Or just get a jet ski.
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Old 02 March 2012, 04:41   #13
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Garage Doors: Usually 2.1m wide. Thankfully the rib manufacturers have realised this, and a lot of the 4/5m hulls are 2m beam. Not a lot of error margin, but they'll fit!

As for trailers, unbraked you shouldn't have a problem, as most are small due to the fact they can't take a lot of weight (max unbraked tow is 750Kg, and ony then if your car weighs 1.5 tons minimum.) For a 4m you should be OK unbraked unless you are hitching it to the back of a Vauxhall Nova or similar. Width wise Unbraked I would be amazed if it didn't fit through, braked axles are a whole different kettle of fish - I only found 2 that would go through the door......

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I should add that I have since added a 3" spacer between the winch & the post so the pull for mthe winch is now forward. The "clever" bit is getting the winch about halfway down the braked hitch - saved me about half a metre.
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Old 23 March 2012, 17:35   #14
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What was the result then. Did you get a rib? if so which one?

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Old 23 March 2012, 19:36   #15
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Couple of pics for good measure too
http://www.rib.net/forum/attachment....3&d=1330533610

Does the big fan help it get on the plane?
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Old 24 March 2012, 03:21   #16
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Ahhh the windfarm! Next stop the forts!
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Does the big fan help it get on the plane?
Like you wouldn't believe. Its just a little tricky getting it in the garage.

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Ahhh the windfarm! Next stop the forts!
I think that day it was southend on sea. Took advantage of the smooth sea.

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What was the result then. Did you get a rib? if so which one?

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I used to have a Zodiac Pro 7-man, now renamed the 420. They're good boats, but have a relatively shallow v hull, so your backside will be airborne in a F4/5. I had a Yamaha 40hp 2-stroke. It will take a 50hp, but with two-three people on board it was fine. Personally I'd go for the biggest boat you can fit in your garage and the 500 is best paired with a 60hp, power-trim, etc. If your set on Zodiac... check these out.
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